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Devin Townsend Project

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Devin Townsend Project began where Ziltoid the Omniscient left off, with Devin Townsend at the helm. The project was a planned four-album series, where instead of assembling one static band, like in The Devin Townsend Band, or performing the entirety of the music himself, as in Ziltoid the Omniscient, the Devin Townsend Project would feature a completely different line-up of musicians for each release. After the success of the first four albums, Devin Townsend decided to continue working under the Devin Townsend Project moniker, releasing his latest album, fifth for the DTP, Epicloud in September of 2012.

The first album, Ki, was released in May 2009. For Ki, Townsend recruited veteran jazz drummer Duris Maxwell, local bassist Jean Savoie, and the former keyboardist for The Devin Townsend Band, Dave Young. Devin has also recruited Ché Dorval as an additional vocalist.

The second release was titled Addicted. Intended to be a heavy, simplistic, and straightforward rock album, it serves as the bridge from the quieter Ki to the expected zany metal tones of the album following it. The line-up for this album was Ryan Van Poederooyen (also a veteran of The Devin Townsend Band) on the drums, another member of the DTB Brian Waddell on the bass, and Anneke van Giersbergen (notable from The Gathering, Agua de Annique and Ayreon) on guest vocals.

There was an EP released in early 2011. It was only available online (free to download) and named European Tour EP. It featured five live songs, mostly consisting of material from Devin Townsend’s solo albums. See more here: http://www.discogs.com/Devin-Townsend-Project-European-Tour-EP/release/2718333

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  • Jordy666sic

    Don't worry, the official Ziltoid art looks awesome https://twitter.com/ZiltoidOfficial

    18 Aug 11:51am Reply
  • Snowtrace

    Could be the splicase as well

    17 Aug 4:41pm Reply
  • EvanClark

    Pretty sure Devin said that wasn't a finalized art, just something the label put together.

    17 Aug 11:40am Reply
  • Scython

    That tour poster... is that the cover of Z2? That would be a bit disappoint, as I was hoping for another cool cover showing the glorious Ziltoid. On the other hand, cool that we'll get it in 2,5 months!

    16 Aug 2:06pm Reply
  • vals81

    Here pics and impressions of the Berlin concert: http://itsonlymusicbutlive.com/2014/08/08/devin-townsend-project-shining-bi-nuu-berlin/

    8 Aug 9:27am Reply
  • ambienze

    So 10/27 for real then?! ..Fantastic

    7 Aug 10:47pm Reply
  • metaal13

    Last night was the best! :D

    6 Aug 6:50pm Reply
  • Jordy666sic

    Yeah it has been officially announced by drummer Ryan and by the time you read this probably also by Devin. He said he had to finish the records 'tonight' right before the encore during his show in The Netherlands. Poor guy. He claimed he still needed some gang vocals so we did a countdown from 10 to 1, and yelled 'HE IS CUMMING' and 'ZILTOID' a few times with his directions while Ryan was recording with his camera. Not sure if that was to make us exciting for the last song or actually a thing he needed.

    6 Aug 1:17am Reply
  • Snowtrace

    According to this, we get more Devin this year.

    5 Aug 4:21pm Reply
  • ShortSonata

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgusIJhEk8Y Wacken yo

    3 Aug 10:03am Reply
  • bachankas

    @GhostFrame, for me Deconstruction, but only because of my metal preferences, every album is unique and beautiful :)

    28 Jul 7:24pm Reply
  • Yellowxander

    Devin Townsend interview with TotalRock @Download festival 2014! http://youtu.be/dWsppHFEc6s

    9 Jul 10:27am Reply
  • GhostFame

    Asking someone to pick their favourite DTP album is the musical equivalent of Sophie's Choice

    2 Jul 6:33pm Reply
  • ShortSonata

    That's quite interesting, sounds like it's shaping up to be a rather varied album.

    28 Jun 11:56am Reply
  • EvanClark

    Saloon and Coming Home are going to be used in Ziltoid in some fashion or another.

    27 Jun 3:15am Reply
  • ShortSonata

    Saloon is on the Unplugged album and on his Ghost section of By a Thread. Coming Home appears to have disappeared, or perhaps morphed into another song. Mayhaps it's on the USB?

    26 Jun 11:09am Reply
  • ambienze

    So are we missing Coming Home as well as Saloon from Ghost 2 orrrr did I miss Coming Home somewhere??

    26 Jun 1:56am Reply
  • bachankas

    It's goning to be as perfect as first Ziltoid album. FETID!

    25 Jun 10:46am Reply
  • Claggy

    The Dimension Z 'demo' may end up being stuck in my head until the release of Z2...

    17 Jun 6:43pm Reply
  • ShortSonata

    Well that's really fucking cool, and sounds awesome.

    14 Jun 4:15pm Reply
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